1. People who develop a savings plan are twice as successful at saving as those who don’t. There are tons of ways to save for those working with any budget. Here are some ways that you can begin to develop a savings plan that’s right for you. Save automatically Most financial institutions (Vantage West included) offer […]
    Sep 12, 2019
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  2. Arizona is notorious for its record-breaking summer temperatures, which can translate to an extreme energy bill during the hottest months of the year. In this article we’ve compiled a list to help you cut energy costs in the summer sun. Use a programmable thermostat The heating and cooling systems (HVAC) are the largest electricity consumers […]
    Jul 30, 2019
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  3. July 26 is a day that encourages people to face the fears that hold them back and go “all in” to commit to a better life. Chapman University reported Americans’ and “Not having enough money for the future” ranked in fourth place. Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents said they were either “afraid” or “very afraid” […]
  4. Regret falls across the land Concert tickets that cost a grand People wander in search of cash Buying junk and spending fast And whosoever should be here Spending their savings on tchotchkes and beer Must stand and face the confession booth To teach us lessons and give us truth The stench of green is in the air Thoughts of money no longer there Shiny new products behind every door Lose your mind when entering the store Tempting forces that you can’t see Make you lose your currency For no mere mortal can resist The capital offense of the Spender
  5. Starting college can be one of the most exciting, scary, frustrating, and revelatory times in a young person’s life. While you’re having to adjust to the rigors of university-level work, you’re also expected to magically become an adult at the same time. Oftentimes, academia and social lives become so prevalent that it’s easy to overlook […]
  6. On May 22, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in a strong bipartisan vote. For banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets, this is a blessing that will benefit the people and businesses here in Southern Arizona. Tailoring regulatory requirements to suit […]
    Aug 17, 2018
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